GILFORD — Police on Monday asked for the public’s help in identifying the people who created a disturbance at a local restaurant and assaulted a manager of the establishment.
Gilford Police say between six and eight people caused a disturbance at the Ellacoya Barn & Grille on Saturday afternoon when they became angry after being told there was no room to seat the group together , after which they left the establishment, with their drinks. in the hand.
When the manager on duty told them they couldn’t take their drinks outside, the manager was assaulted, police said.
The group then drove off in two vehicles — a Hummer and a Ford F250/350 pickup truck towing an enclosed snowmobile trailer — and headed east on Highway 11 toward Alton, police said. The vehicles appeared to have Massachusetts plates, police added.
According to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page, the disruption occurred when the group was told they could not be seated together but could be accommodated “in different sections, but they refused the offer”.
“They elected to leave and walked out the front door with booze (glass) in hand,” the post continued. “When approached by the shift manager to leave alcohol inside the door, this person was assaulted by people in his group. They continued outside and vandalized the entrance to our building.
Police said it appeared the manager was not injured, based on information provided to officers.
“We’re hoping for leads,” Gilford Deputy Chief of Police Kris Kelley said Monday. “There must be someone who knows something that will help us.”
Anyone with information about the owners of the vehicles or the identities of those involved in the incident is asked to call Gilford agent Troy Wallace at 603-527-4737.